6-something: DH gets up and takes a shower along with other morning ablutions
6-something a little later: DC1’s alarm goes off and ze gets up, does zir morning teeth brushing, potty, etc. and gets dressed
somewhere between 6:45 and 7am: DH returns from his shower which wakes me up
7: I hop out of bed, do my morning ablutions, grab cereal and milk and check my email and my online comics and the blog while eating. DC1 is generally dressed at this point but if ze has been distracted, I go, “hey!” on my way to morning ablutions and ze finishes getting dressed.
7:08: I put my used mug back at the sink and while in the kitchen check that DC1 has gotten breakfast, usually a cereal bar, and has put hir lunch (that ze made the night before) in hir lunch bag (sometimes ze leaves it in front of the microwave, so it’s a spot check). Take my lunch and DC2’s lunch out of the fridge (both made the night before) and put it on the island.
7:10: If DC2 hasn’t gotten up, DH puts hir clothes on. (If DC2 has gotten up, ze goes potty, eats breakfast, usually a banana but sometimes cereal (which either DH or I get for hir by request), and gets dressed). I get dressed.
7:15: DH or I make sure DC2’s lunch has been taken out of the fridge and put next to the door. I make sure I have my lunch and it’s in a bag in my bag. I double check that I didn’t need to get my external harddrive.
7:18: Everybody gets rounded up to go to the car. Last minute checks that we have everything. DH puts a sleepy DC2 in the carseat while I grab a banana or cereal bar and give it to hir (unless ze woke up on hir own, in which case we have a spirited discussion about shoes or jacket and are just a little bit silly before being strapped into the carseat and we end up leaving a little late).
7:20: DH goes back in and locks the door to the house, we exit the garage. I turn on NPR.
Somewhere between 7:30 and 7:40 depending on traffic: Drop off DC1 at dropoff.
2 min later: Take DC2 in to daycare. Check in. Put bag and lunchbag and water bottle away (if DC2 is not groggy, ze does half of this). Take DC2’s coat off. Take DC2 to the potty if that didn’t happen at home. Throw away the banana peel and part of the banana if DC2 ate what ze wanted in the car, help DC2 to the table to finish if that’s what ze wants. Give DC2 a big hug, tell hir that I’m going to work and daddy is going to work too and at the end of the day daddy will pick up DC1 and then DC2 and then we’ll all go home. Kiss and bye! (At this point ze is generally, “yeah mom, whatever, cya.”)
8:00: Roll into work.
And a bonus: Mornings at Casa Grumpy with #2: